This blog was once a true joy to me – an ability to express things I was learning and passion I felt about helping our environment through everyday living.
Slowly, it became a way of what the internet is – preaching to the choir. Rambling to a crowd of people who perfectly agree with me used to see productive… and then I grew up.
Then it became an awakening that so many people want to do what they can, but get really tired of the condescension they feel from the “green” gurus who tell them they are still failing to do their part.
“American Pickle”, which has also been “Green Grounded” (and something else, I am sure), served to let me vent anger toward advertising and mindlessness in our society.
It has allowed me to show gratitude for new ideas and products and eco-advocates in our world.
My sad, sad absence of consistency since 2010, however, has shown more about my flailing desire to find my “voice” with this blog.
I have stressed whether or not to kill this blog off, and always find reasons to keep it up. Is using energy on it greener, or killing it? Death to American Pickle would certainly be greener to my wallet. Hehae. Still, I know clearly that it is not death to this, my first voice, my first blog, my extension from my time at WNCN NBC 17, which gave me a platform and understanding of social media back in 2007 when my amazing boss, Maryann Balbo, and a social media expert, Terry Heaton, encouraged me to create this part of myself online.
If it were not for this gift, I would have missed out on a very rewarding experience and personal growths through Facebook, Twitter, and other blogs that I have since created and nurtured.
I just felt the need to address that. I am more than aware, painfully so, that I have been lackluster in keeping this once successful blog up. For the three of you that stumble across these last posts and those to come…